A hoard of 16th and 17th century children's toys
An entire hoard of children&# 39;s toys found at Market Harborough parish church, England. A charming stash of the everyday playthings of 16th or 17th century children, the hoard throws a rare spotlight on the material culture of children in the archaeolog ical record. Staff at Harborough Museum dated the collection to the late Tudor and early Stuart era (1570-1630 ). The hoard was comprised of street toys, specifical ly 117 objects known as tipcats, 89 spinning tops, 13 sap whistles, 6 knucklebon es, 7 balls, 5 whip handles, 2 possible teetotums (a kind of spinning top) and 8 wooden cylinder objects that were also thought to be toys.